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    Driving anxiety

    I have been ill on and off with anemia and I had two iron infusions last year and my iron levels increased. I then became ill in January 2024 and I found out that I had anemia again and I then had a panic attack whilst driving. I had to stop driving for three months and I have gone back to driving again but I am still anxious and I cannot drive very far and definitely not on motorways.

    I would like to know if anyone has had the same problem and if so how did they reduce their anxiety please. I also have symptoms of anxiety such as dry mouth, feeling anxious, stomach pains, and feeling like something bad is going to happen.

    I need to get back to driving like I used to before the panic attack please

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    Re: Driving anxiety

    Have a look at my posts - driving anxiety is my main problem
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    Re: Driving anxiety

    I stopped driving for years because of PA.
    Now driving but just locally, a lot of people I know won't go on motorways anymore.
    I found just travelling a little further gradually a good way to get back into until it becomes natural again.
    I like to put my radio so it feels like someone is with me.

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    Re: Driving anxiety

    I've just read your story Nicola and wanted to say how brilliantly you've coped and progressed (although quite a while ago now). Your story is encouraging and I could resonate a lot with it.

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    Re: Driving anxiety

    Hello, you have my sympathies...my fear of driving abroad has yet again ruined another family holiday to spain. I m now dealing with the inevitable guilt /feelings of inadequacy........which is another miserable mental path i have to go down .again. Davy

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